Funny… thought we heard this story before.
I watched the Coppola movie a few years ago, and I came away furious. I just hated it it. Absolutely loathed. And then, out of morbid curiosity, I rewatched it recently. And while I hated Keanu Reeves, I actually think the rest of the film is fantastic. Keeping in mind, by this point I’d seen The Room, Last Airbender, Dragonball Evolution and the unriffed Manos: The Hands of Fate, so maybe my tolerance was increased by this point.
I always really liked that movie, there are some great performances and its so beautiful in its Art Direction, and yes Reeves is not…Good. But I feel like everything else is fine and its quite disturbing and well actually scary in places.
See, if it wasn’t for Keanu I would love it. I think I might love it anyway. But his scenes are just so painful that it taints the effect it’s trying to instill in me. Gary Oldman is brilliant, the imagery is haunting and eerie, and the effects work was fantastic. Which makes Keanu all the more heartbreaking.
Hmm you know he’s not really in it much, the best is to just ignore him and focus in on everyone else.
Its okay Gabe, I loved vampires and Dracula as a kid and I heard of Castlevania when I was 20, and I still haven’t played it… :/
Well, that sounds pointless. I’m kind of tired of “the villain was actually a hero, angst angst wah” stories. They got old at least a decade ago, if not more.
Just watched the movie yesterday. I really liked the action scenes, but oh my god, the story was dumb.
So he mentions Celerity…
Somehow I’m not surprised that Gabe is a Vampire: The Masquerade fan.
But yeah, from the trailers, this movie never looked good in the first place. Ah well; still curious about that…*snicker* “The Mummy: The First Monster” movie in 2016.
Hey,Sage,you should have included Castlevania Rondo of Blood,one of best Castlevania games EVER.Especially the Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles version for the PSP that included a 3D remake of the game,the original 2D version and Symphony of The Night with a re-done dub that included Yuri Lowenthal,Patrick Seitz,David Vincent and Michelle Ruff in the cast.
they could’ve easily made Dracula an anti-hero similar to Kratos & it would’ve made this movie 1000X more awesome
Didn’t Dracula controlled the weather in the movie, just like he should?